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P number: P002268
Old photograph number: C02219
Caption: East side of the Island of Raasay, Inverness-shire. Near view of the escarpment of Jurassic Inferior Oolite sandstone. In distance on the left is the hill Dun Caan. It has a capping of Tertiary plateau basalt on Great Oolite, also Jurassic.
Description: East side of the Island of Raasay, Inverness-shire. Near view of the escarpment of Jurassic Inferior Oolite sandstone. In distance on the left is the hill Dun Caan. It has a capping of Tertiary plateau basalt on Great Oolite, also Jurassic. The massive cliff in the centre is formed of part of the Inferior Oolite, a great mass of sandstone 600 feet thick. Below the cliff are scree slopes that now have a cover of vegetation. The capping of plateau basalt on Dun Caan has been variously interpreted as a sill or as lavas with a fresh hard core of columnar form. It was formed in the vast outpouring of lava in the Tertiary Volcanic Province at about 55 Ma.
Date taken: 01/01/1917
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 158500
Y latitude/northing: 839500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 233.78 KB; 1000 x 756 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 200 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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